9 Stunning Ideas to Decorate Rooms in Your Home

Make the Mantel a Focal Point

In a relaxed living room, star-patterned ceramic tiles installed around the fireplace become the center of attention. Designer Lauren Meichtry of Elsie Home incorporates natural elements and striped drapery for a subtle coastal feel.

Play With Pattern and Color

For those with bold personalities, design a living space that reflects this. Inspired by Reena Sotropa of In House Design Group, don't shy away from multiple statement pieces.

Create a Collected Look

Accumulate furniture and accessories that bring you joy, mixing different design styles. Designer Caitlin Higgins combines a few invested pieces, like swivel chairs and a classic area rug, with vintage furniture.

Use Bold Fixtures to Make a Statement

Large-scale or sculptural lighting can transform an interior. Cortney Bishop of Cortney Bishop Design uses a tassel chandelier and complements it with abstract artwork, colorful lamps, and patterned throw pillows.

Install Floor-to-Ceiling Shelving

Maximize high ceilings by building two-story bookshelves that double as accent walls. Design firm JAM fills the shelves with books, pottery, and art, leaving negative space to highlight standout pieces.

Embrace a Coastal Design

To achieve a relaxed, beach-like style, designer Christina Kim uses natural materials such as light woods and wicker, and sticks to a nature-inspired color palette including bright whites, sandy beiges, and calming blues.

Decorate With Greenery

Houseplants are an affordable way to bring life into living spaces. Designer Anjie Cho uses a mix of small, medium, and large potted plants to decorate.

Find Accents That Double as Art

Choose furniture and accessories that tell a story, whether they are new purchases or thrifted finds. Designer Sarah Stacey adds a pop of color by painting built-in bookshelves a teal green.

Infuse Japandi Style

Japandi style, characterized by neutral color palettes, raw materials, clean lines, and minimalism, creates a tranquil living room. This style is exemplified by OWIU Design's approach.